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irene. >> you saw in irene we didn't move a lot of people out of seniors homes and hospitals and if necessary, we're prepared to do the same thing. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has already ripped through jamaica and cuba and now it's in the bahamas. heavy rain and strong winds damaged many homes, knocking down power lines and upreceipting trees. the cuban government -- uprooting trees. the cuban government said more than 50,000 people evacuated before the storm made landfall. terror-related hearings are to be delayed at u.s. base in guantanamo bay. the storm did kill four people in the caribbean. for the rest of thursday and through friday the entire east coast of florida from key largo up to jacksonville will be feeling hurricane sandy, but only as a tropical storm, a lot f wind, waves and outer bands of rain and from there sandy marches north. in miami phil keating, fox news. >> stay with fox 5 throughout the next 90 minutes as we track hurricane sandy. you can also follow the storm's path on myfoxhurricane.com. the website features enhanced satellite imagery, interactive
's problems existed for years. but in the last two years with snowmegeddon and hurricane irene, then the surprise storm, reconnection efforts were particularly slow. pepco promised to spend more on hardening the grid, but given the utility's record, the public service commission allowed only a limited rate hike for the electric company. a 130 page report from a governor's task force concluded that utility efforts are still falling short. >> an electric grid that served well in the storm events is not a grid that is reliable in the more violent and frequent storms that we have now. >> o'malley estimates $1 to $2 a month per household will not only speed up the tree trimming. >> maybe some engineering x fixes that are different for every portion of the service area. >> to get the extra dollar or two a month, the utility would have to accelerate reliability strategies. we found a mixed reaction, which has been hard hit in the last two years. >> we pay a lot of money to pepco every month. giving them more isn't necessarily the answer. >> it's not my fault. >> you would rathe
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